More than 2000 verses in the Christian Scriptures speak of God’s special heart for the poor. In this seminar Jamie tells stories of the injustices that the poor are experiencing around the world, gives a vision of the Kingdom of God and invites everyone to join in the hopeful work of bringing heaven to earth.
“God may well be with us in our mansions on the hill… I hope so. But the one thing we can all agree, all faiths and ideologies, is that God is with the vulnerable and poor.” Bono
In this seminar, Jamie walks you through an overview of the Christian Scriptures showing God’s preference for the poor culminating in the life and teachings of Jesus. She shines a light on the very raw, and frankly, painful realities that many of the poor are experiencing around the world today. Jamie holds in one hand “the way things are,” but with the other she points to “the way things ought to be,” and she inspires hope that not only is heaven the Dream of God for the people of the world, but it is a future reality that each of us can be involved in bringing to the earth now.
This seminar can be done in a two-hour or three-hour format.
There is a vast difference between knowing about God and knowing God. We can spend hours in church- attending worship services, participating in outreach ministries, teaching Sunday School, hosting small group meetings- spending ourselves in service to the Lord. Yet in the midst of all the activity, it is possible for us to remain void of relationship and intimacy with Him. The more we strive, the more God seems to be an impersonal, mystical, distant being. Many of us sense that something is missing and woefully inadequate in our spiritual pilgrimages. We see others leaving the church and the faith, as their excitement and passion for Jesus wanes all too often because we have perpetuated the lie of church-ianity, seeking relationship through ritual. We have lost our simple obsession, the grand, wholehearted, unifying pursuit that becomes our center of life. Speaking from her own experiences as a fellow journeyer, Jesus-follower and missionary trainer, Jamie paints an honest picture of her own search for a meaningful, passionate, transformative relationship with God. Her insight into God's desires to be our closest friend, our compassionate father and our tender lover will soften and restore any heart. For all who are struggling or simply going through the motions, this seminar will launch you into an exciting new level of reality with Jesus. Jamie will show you a way out of unfruitful religious wastelands and into abundant life with your simple obsession.
This seminar is based up the information and stories in Jamie’s book, Simple Obsession. The seminar is best formatted as three hours of teaching.